For relaxing or “unwinding” in limited spaces in zero gravity, the investigators explored the relationships between human beings and spaces in microgravity by analyzing how astronauts converse and relax in space. Through this study, the investigators looked for conditions that promote relaxed living, utilizing the entirety of a limited space, in microgravity, by exploring how peoples' sense of space in the International Space Station (ISS) and on the ground differ.
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To create a relaxed state in a short time, two crewmembers were requested to play with a ball. They were then asked to fill out a simple questionnaire to evaluate the volumes of the spaces around them and their impressions of these spaces. The experiments took place in the JEM Pressurized Module (JPM) and JEM Experiment Logistics Module-Pressurized Section (JLP). Crewmembers’ voices and the entirety of the JPM, was filmed by high-vision cameras.
Results for this experiment are not available.